144. Conveyances to be by deed

(1) All Conveyances of interests in real property are void for the purpose of Conveying or creating a legal estate unless made by instrument in approved form, subject to section 27.
(2) This section does not apply to —
(a) Surrenders by operation of law, including surrenders which may, by law, be effected without writing;
(b) Vesting orders of the court or other competent authority; and
(c) Conveyances taking effect by operation of law.